Sleeping outside is dangerous. Throughout this winter season, we have seen an increase in guests arriving at our shelters to escape from the cold.
STORIES OF HOPE
When Carol arrived at City Mission, she was in a state of despair. She came with her young daughter, Katie, and they were frightened, nervous and unsure of what to expect.
When Lisa received devastating news of the death of her brother and nephew, it impacted her deeply. At the same time, her health began to fail. “It just felt like I was losing everything.”
“I know what it’s like to be cold and sleep on a bench… I know what it’s like to hide behind a dumpster in the middle of the night, trying to stay warm.”
Amy arrived at City Mission a few months ago. “As I approached the Family Life Center, I suddenly got tears in my eyes. I said to myself, “I’m home… this is my home.”
Mary, a resident of our Family Life Center, knows what that feels like. Recently, she became homeless for the first time —a situation she never thought she would face.
Sean first came to City Mission because he needed something to eat and a place to sleep. Like so many others, he was hungry. He was tired. And he was scared.